Saint Patrick’s day, one of the most celebrated days of the century, has brought the world together on the 17th of march.
The death of the saint marks the day and unites the world. Let’s talk about Nine unique, fun facts that celebrate the day even more special than it is.
1. The Longest parade
St. Patrick’s Day in Montréal is the longest-running parade in Canada. Around 250,000 to 700,000 people attend the parade everywhere. Regardless of the weather, the people gather around and celebrate the occasion.
2. Uninterrupted parades of St. Patrick’s Day in Montréal
St. Patrick’s Day in Montréal is a tradition that has been uninterrupted since 1824. The parade happens every year without any problems, Except for the year 1918. Due to World war one, the country canceled the parade. Due to covid, the parade was delayed.
3. The first seen
There is a lot of confusion regarding the first-seen parade. Legends say that The first parade was conducted in 1759 in Montréal by the Irish soldiers. This was three years before the parade that was held in New york. Another source narrates the story as the first parade was seen in Florida.
4. Know about the black rock
The black rock, popularly known as the Irish commemorative Stone, is the first symbol representing famine globally. It is a mark of the six thousand deaths that took place during the typhus epidemic. These deaths were of Irish immigrants.
5. Famous beings at the parade
Various musicians and business people attend the parade. Famous businessman of Montreal, Michael Sullivan of the St. Patrick’s Society, has also been a part of the parade over the years. Irish catholic parishes and Protestants are popularly known to have attended the parade over the years.
6. The waving flag
The flag at the parade holds unique importance. The colors have paramount significance. The color green depicts the eminent Irish in the country, Blue for the French, Red for the English and Welsh, a symbol of thistle for the Scots, and the white pine tree symbolizes the first nation.
7. The acknowledged diversity
The diversity of the country is shown through the representation from numerous groups. A Grand Marshal is lit to signify this diversity. The thuds of the drums and the presence of the pipes are some unique visuals at the parade.
8. The legendary tales
Apart from the parade, the occasion is celebrated at different places. One such example lives in the Irish pubs. People narrate legendary tales and folks to remember the struggle.
9. Top 10 celebrations in the world, that’s what she said.
It is voted as the grandest celebration by the national geography.
The festival is not unique but has greater importance in itself. Do attend the next classic parade with us. ṣ